Arthurian Literature XVII

Arthurian Literature XVII

Originality and Tradition in the Middle Dutch Roman van Walewein

Edited by Keith Busby, Bart Besamusca, Erik Kooper

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

New editor, new directions: the series broadens its scope to encompass European literatures other than French and English; still, however, "an indispensable component of any historical or Arthurian library". NOTES AND QUERIES
This new volume of Arthurian Literature, the first under its new editor Keith Busby, is devoted to the Roman van Walewein(The Romance of Walewein (Gawain)) by Penninc and Pieter Vostaert, an undisputed gem of Middle Dutch literature which has recently become accessible to an English-speaking audience through translation. Essentially a fairy-tale written into Arthurian romance, it presents a Gawain quite different to the man found in the English Sir Gawain and the Green Knightor the French Gauvain. Expert readings of the Walewein, especially commissioned and collected by BART BESAMUSCA and ERIK KOOPERof the University of Utrecht are provided by a group of renowned scholars, contributing to the on-going critical appraisal of the Walewein.
KEITH BUSBY is George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the Center for Medieval and Renaissane Studies, University of Oklahoma.

Contributors: BART BESAMUSCA, ERIK KOOPER, WALTER HAUG, DOUGLAS KELLY, NORRIS J. LACY, MATHIAS MEYER, AD PUTTER, FELICITY RIDDY, THEA SUMMERFIELD, JANE H.M. TAYLOR, BART VELDHOEN, NORBERT VOORWINDEN, LORI WALTERS

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September 1999
220 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9780859915465
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Study of the 'Roman van Walewein' (with Erik Kooper) -
Introduction: The Study of the 'Roman van Walewein' (with Bart Besamusca) - Erik Kooper
The 'Roman van Walewein' as a Postclassical Literary Experiment - Walter Haug
The Pledge Motif in the 'Roman van Walewein': Original Variant and Rewritten Quest - Douglas Kelly
Convention and Innovation in the Middle Dutch 'Roman van Walewein' - Norris J Lacy
It's Hard to Be Me, or Walewein/Gawan as Hero - Matthias M A Meyer
Walewein in the Otherworld and the Land of Prester John - Ad Putter
Giving and Receiving: Exchange in the 'Roman van Walewein' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' - Linda Brosnan
Reading a Motion Picture: Why Steven Spielberg Should Read the 'Roman van Walewein' - Thea Summerfield
The 'Roman van Walewein': Man into Fox, Fox into Man -
The 'Roman van Walewein' Laced with Castles - Bart Veldhoen
Fight Descriptions in the 'Roman van Walewein' and in Two Middle High German Romances. A Comparison - Norbert Voorwinden
Making Bread from Stone: The 'Roman van Walewein' and the Transformation of Old French Romance - Lori J. Walters

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